These apple nachos make the perfect healthy treat, snack or appetizer! They’re an easily customizable gluten-free and vegetarian option! Who could resist a plate of apple nachos!?

I cannot believe that it’s already September.

Like seriously?!

Where the heck did the summer go?

As much as I love summer, there’s also something very comforting about fall.

I love the fall colours.

The smells.

And most of all, the flavours of fall cooking.

Apple Nachos | Haute & Healthy Living

I think it’s my favourite time of year to experiment with recipes.

Just think about all of those recipes that can be made with apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and squash.

Eeeek! I’m EXCITED!

So for today, I’ve got an awesome recipe for apple nachos that can be served as a snack, appetizer or even dessert!

In the many times that I’ve served or demonstrated this recipe, I’ve never once received a bad review.

It’s such a tasty option for kids and adults!

Apple Nachos | Haute & Healthy Living

I once did a class with a bunch of kids and provided them with a plate of apple slices.

I told them that we were going to be making apple nachos.

At first, they were all whining because naturally they wanted cookies, BUT I convinced them that these apple nachos were pretty awesome.

I gave them a bunch of different toppings to choose from, so that they could customize their nachos according to their likes and dislikes.

Then I let them go at it!

Apple Nachos | Haute & Healthy Living

And guess what?

They LOVED it!

By the end, they had completely forgotten about the cookies and some of them were even licking their plates.

It was pretty hilarious considering they weren’t even sure if they wanted to try this whole apple nacho thing at the beginning.

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s a super fun way to sneak in an extra serving of produce.

I mean, who can seriously turn down a plate of apple nachos with fun toppings like coconut, nuts and dark chocolate chips with a mock caramel drizzle?!

Apple Nachos | Haute & Healthy Living

C’mon.

I recommend making a large batch of the “caramel” drizzle to keep in a squeeze bottle in the fridge.

Whenever you’re feeling like a treat, just drizzle some on some apple slices and top it up!

Instant satisfaction.

Apple Nachos

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 apples, sliced (try Gala or Courtland)
  • 3 tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Optional Toppings:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (or preferred nuts)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Slice up the apples thin enough so that it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites. Lightly spritz the apples with lemon juice to keep them from browning too fast. Evenly distribute the apple slices onto a large plate.
  2. In a small bowl, mix almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together until it reaches a smooth, caramel-like consistency. Using a spoon or squeeze bottle, drizzle the almond butter mixture onto the apples.
  3. Top with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes, sliced almonds, and chocolate chips (or any preferred toppings). Drizzle a a little more of the almond butter mixture onto the apple slices. Enjoy!

Nutrients per serving:

Servings: 6 • Calories: 200 • Fat: 12 g • Carbohydrates: 22 g • Fibre: 5 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 12 g • Sodium: 5 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Elysia, XOXO